Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode has called on elderstatesmen including former Presidents and Heads of State to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign his office to save Nigeria from imminent national disaster.
He described as unfortunate what he called the culture of silence in the face of very serious national issues capable of throwing the nation into unprecedented calamity in the near future.
Briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the former media director for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 Presidential campaign, noted that Presiden5 Buhari had become too weak on account of persistent illness to run the affairs of Nigeria.
Fani Kayode observed that even though some elderstatesmen might have privately advised the President in the past to resign, the time had come to speak out on the matter.
He noted that some persons who were vey close to Buhari were urging him on at the detriment of Nigeria and Nigerians.
The former minister further declared that “the same people that we have been talking about are the same people saying he must be there at all cost and it fits the narrative of the October 1stthreat by the Arewa youths saying that the Igbo must leave the north. What people don’t realize is that this is pregnant with danger because what some have said openly is that if anything happens to Buhari, as they assume he was poison, they will start killing people in the north. That is my fear when they keep pushing him to remain in office even though he is not well enough.
If anything happens to him, I and other Nigerians will hold this cabal responsible for the welfare of Buhari and those that begin to kill as a consequence will meet a reaction that they never bargained for because gone are the days when people will be slaughtered and nothing happened. Nigeria of 1966 is not the Nigeria of 2017.
They came to power by evil and you all know it. They came to power by hate speeches, threats and they came to power by defaming people”